Mudcat Café message #4034023 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #157878   Message #4034023
Posted By: GUEST,Pseudonymous
13-Feb-20 - 11:46 AM
Thread Name: Dave Harker, Fakesong
Subject: RE: Dave Harker, Fakesong
I did look at Mike Yates' piece. I had read this before I even looked at Harker. It might be this piece that piqued my interest in the first place. What, for me Yates perhaps lacks is a sense of how much Bearman mounts an attack on second-wave folklore as well as on Harker? It seems possible to me that people who disliked Harker may have latched on to the fact that Bearman disliked Harker without realising how convervative Bearman was? This is just a thought, put out for discussion.

This lack of concern for the voices of singers is precisely one of the complaints made by Harker.

As I understand it, Sharp did ask some of his informants where they had learned their songs.